Classic · fiction · Horror · Mystery & Thriller · Short Stories · Small Book

The Birds: and Other Stories

“I saw myself, for the first time, as a very worthless, very trivial human being, traveling here and there about the world to no purpose, doing unnecessary business with other human beings as worthless as myself, and to no other end but that we should be fed and clothed and housed in adequate comfort until… Continue reading The Birds: and Other Stories

Biography · Classic · History · Non-Fiction

12 years a slave

“Life is dear to every living thing; the worm that crawls upon the ground will struggle for it.”― Solomon Northup Why I’m Reading this Book? This book popped up in some book club reading challenge for a month. I forgot which one, but I got the book from the library and after 1 month of delaying… Continue reading 12 years a slave

Classic · fiction

A town like Alice

“It’s no good going on living in the ashes of a dead happiness.”― Nevil Shute Why I’m Reading this Book? This is next book from the list I'm chasing, https://www.listchallenges.com/bbcs-top-100-books-you-need-to-read-before-you-die . I grabbed it on Kindle as it's a classic and off I go... Synopsis Novel follows the interesting life journey of Jean Paget from World… Continue reading A town like Alice

Classic · fiction · Sci-Fi

Dune

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will… Continue reading Dune

Classic · fiction · Play

Pygmalion

German and Spanish are accessible to foreigners: English is not accessible even to Englishmen.― George Bernard Shaw Why I’m Reading this Book? Pygmalion is a very known play written by George Bernard Shaw. As usual with a play, it's small and since it has been adapted in musical and movies, it's no doubt a good one.… Continue reading Pygmalion

Classic · fiction · Short Stories

Quicksand

“These people yapped loudly of race, of race consciousness, of race pride, and yet suppressed its most delightful manifestations, love of color, joy of rhythmic motion, naive, spontaneous laughter. Harmony, radiance, and simplicity, all the essentials of spiritual beauty in the race they had marked for destructions.” Nella Larsen Why I’m Reading this Book? Quicksand is… Continue reading Quicksand

Classic · comic · fiction · Small Book

Candide

“Optimism," said Cacambo, "What is that?" "Alas!" replied Candide, "It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.”― Voltaire, Candide Why I’m Reading this Book? This book need no introduction. It’s a classic. But since it was written in French, I was biding my time to come to it. Finally one day… Continue reading Candide

Classic · fiction · Small Book · Uncategorized

Heart of Darkness

“We live as we dream - alone. While the dream disappears, the life continues painfully.” ― Joseph Conrad Why I’m Reading this Book? I was looking for a good but small book and while browsing for something like that, I came across this book. It was in the list of books which are so small there is… Continue reading Heart of Darkness

Classic · fiction · Horror · Short Stories · Small Book

The Monkey’s Paw and Other Tales

“To show that fate ruled people's lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow. ” ― W. W. Jacobs Why I’m Reading this Book? I’ve had this book for a while in my digital library, but it was taking a long time to come to it. Recently I’ve read ‘If it bleeds’ by… Continue reading The Monkey’s Paw and Other Tales

Classic · fiction · Small Book · Western

True Grit

“You must pay for everything in this world one way and another. There is nothing free except the Grace of God. You cannot earn that or deserve it.”  ― Charles Portis Why I’m Reading this Book? This book is mentioned as true american classic at various places. It’s also considered a short novel. Although, I don’t… Continue reading True Grit